jua kalicious displaymoja

Well, talking about display protection foils in my previous post, I thought about trying some non-destructive methods on my own book – also with the intention to create something dead simple, low cost and easy-to-rebuild for anyone interested. After all, what I was looking for is a simple solution to an existing problem.

the following mod is VERY jua kali and is for demonstration purposes only!

I first tried to use a rather huge sticker I’ve found in one of my drawers (btw, THX DED!) to “mold” the frame…


Cutting and folding this one requires decent tools and lots of patience and the right adhesive on the sticker. So I skipped it and used normal fabric tape to make the frame in which the simple cover is supposed to glide around.




Obviously, this is just a demonstration to show you what I meant in my previous post. Something that protects the screen when the notebook is closed, and what is stored away – but not completely removed! – when the screen is in use.

I was looking for a stronger material/foil/paper that could be flexible enough to move around the edges of the screen and ended up using some pages from a brochure on water problems (~maji ni maisha).
Now, this is the sweet part of the whole idea: ADVERTISEMENT! Companies could print their ads on this and give it away for free + a detailed installation instruction.
Maybe instead of glueing this onto the display frame, it could just as well be some sort of silicone skin which would then be pulled over the display and add a protective and moveable shield (and yes, we’re not talking about BestSkinEver bubudius or 3M® Vikuiti display protection). Just a fast and simple add-on for the 2nd most important user-interface (next to the keyboard) on a computer: the display.

Or as Hash normally puts it with his Web 2.0 recommendations:
“It’s fast, it’s simple, it wins. Try it!” :-)

Author: jke

Hi, I am an engineer who freelances in water & sanitation-related IT projects at Saniblog.org. You'll also find me on Twitter @jke and Instagram.

6 thoughts on “jua kalicious displaymoja”

  1. You can use the privacy screen. It protects your display from scratches and prevents the nosy person next to you from seeing what you are doing. Its a lifesaver

  2. Well thx, but Invisible Shield & BestSkinEver (for mp3/pdas only) aren’t what I was looking for. I am not looking for a foil/skin that directly sticks to the screen, but instead a soft cover that protects the screen a) in a way the Vikuiti/BSE/IS skin does from scratches and b) distributes the punctiform pressure on single spots onto a wider area in order to avoid braking screens and/or dead pixels resulting from objects on / or the keyboard itself.

    Something like a curtain that seals the display while it isn’t in use. Like the jalousie on the Batmobile (<= I know you'll like this comparison :-)

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